Tavern at Bobby

4.4
250 reviews
$30 and under
American
Tavern at Bobby is a restaurant in Downtown Nashville serving modern take on classic American dishes. Using rich, seasonal ingredients, our kitchen crew creates dishes inspired by nostalgia and travel. Tavern at Bobby’s beverage program mirrors its cuisine, letting the high-quality ingredients shine.

To make a reservation for parties over 10 please call (615) 600-5400.
We do not accept reservations for the rooftop.

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BaJu
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Salmon, braised short ribs, and sides were exceptional. The steak was good, but not great. Our server was very attentive but not overbearing. He gave great recommendations and was very relational. It's a short walk to the Ryman Auditorium and we caught a show after dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, ambiance was nice and quiet. Beautiful decor throughout hotel / restaurant entrance

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Ashley
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot to share several things and enjoy friends. Great atmosphere and friendly service.

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KrystleS
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night venue. The service was excellent. The food was delicious.

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CatherineW
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eye pleasing lobby and rooftop with the lights and igloos. Wings were so yummy fall off the bone and not messy at all. Burger was delicious. Even the bun was tasty! Bathrooms are cool too! Service was excellent. Drinks were on point. $60 for 2 cocktails, wings and 2 burgers.

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autumnj
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and delightful service! Will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything!

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vipBrianJ
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food, although somewhat limited in dinner options, was very good. The service tends to be a bit slow, but not so bad that we wouldn't return. Overall, a very good experience.

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TonyH
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I loved sitting at the cozy booth along the wall.

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vipLeelee
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and food!! A must place to eat in Nashville!

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vipAndreaD
7 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Good was great but service was horrible

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kristenc
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family in town

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We walked out after 15 minute and no one acknowledging us.
Menu was lackluster and uninspiring.

We had a great dinner next door at Jeff Ruby’s instead.

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winendinen
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Appetizers and drinks very good. Entrees lukewarm for some, burned rolls for some and not made as ordered for others. Service person was rude, unprofessional and disrespectful. Would definitely not recommend.

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vipLjpreston
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were in Nashville for the weekend and decided to try out this restaurant. The waiter was unfriendly and the ambiance was very dull and dark. The reason I picked the restaurant is because of the menu and the two items I wanted were not available. The food is also overpriced. I was very disappointed in the overall dining experience. We had a couple of drinks and 3 small appetizers and it was $88 plus tip.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on 16 October 2019

Ljpreston, So sorry to hear your visit wasn't up to Bobby standards. Looks like we missed the mark. Please let us know when you'd like to try us again so we can make things right. Sharlene Grogan Senior Food & Beverage Manager Bobby Hotel

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve had. I felt bad for the waiter who had to apologize for the kitchen many times. They were completely out of two items on the menu, even though the restaurant was very slow and we were one of just a few parties there. I had to send back my grilled cheese sandwich because it was cold and not melted. Another in my party had to send back her food as well. Disappointed.

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Patron
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Extremely unique wonderfully scented environment. Rooftop beyond compare. Dinner at the Tavern which was much anticipated was over spiced and disappointing.

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HeatherH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and offered a different selection than your mainstream lunch options. Hopie was wonderful and knowledgeable about the food when we asked for recommendations. Great place for a client meeting as you aren't shouting over the people next to you. Looking forward to going back!

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on 29 September 2019

Heather, Thanks for the kind words! We will be sure to let Hopi know how much you enjoyed her service. Can't wait to see you back here in Tavern at Bobby! Cheers, Sharlene Grogan Senior Food & Beverage Manager

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vipSueM
Nashville
43 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and reasonably priced. The server was efficient.

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vipMalibuEA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The menu was not as extensive as one would think for dinner and we ended up with burgers and sandwiches. My food was quite mediocre. Despite it being a busy Saturday night in downtown Nashville, the restaurant was practically empty and had no atmosphere. I would not recommend it for dinner.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on 29 September 2019

Hi MalibuEA, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our menu selections. Come back later this Fall and give our new menu a try! And let us know when you're coming so we can ensure you enjoy your visit. Cheers, Sharlene Grogan Senior Food & Beverage Manager

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vipSharlaL
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Tavern is one of our local favorites. The food and service are always great and the ambiance
Is fantastic.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on 29 September 2019

Thanks Sharla! Happy to have you as local regulars! Cheers, Sharlene Grogan Senior Food & Beverage Manager

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vipJessica
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group LOVED this restaurant for brunch. Food was incredible and service was spot on!! We are obsessed with the hotel as well. Will definitely be back and recommend to friends.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on 29 September 2019

Hi Jessica! So glad you enjoyed brunch here at Tavern! Just wait until you try dinner!! Looking forward to having you and your friends back for a visit. Cheers, Sharlene Grogan Senior Food & Beverage Manager

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Eventorganizer
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Gorgeous hotel and the ambiance was lovely, but the food didn't live up to my expectations on the one occasion I've visited. I will try them again though.

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vipEdward
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We tried the Tavern at Bobby. They were out of a few items on the menu, and the server was very difficult to understand. His English was iffy and getting through the normal questions was challenging.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Ok
Menu is weak
Limited

The food was average

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vipfoodie924
Nashville
19 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We arrived at our reserved time. Restaurant looked closed. Waited to be assisted. Someone finally helped us and said they were open but suggested we just sit in the coffee shop??!! We left. If you are not going to serve at 1:30 don't accept a reservation.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on 9 September 2019

Hi foodie924, I am sorry to read of your experience. I would really like to chat with you more about it. Please reach out to me at Bobby Hotel 615-782-7100 and ask for Sharlene Grogan, Senior Food & Beverage Manager.

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vipDaveB
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, food and service. Already plan to visit for lunch again.

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CristinaF
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Appetizers were great. Friend's salmon came out undercooked for her liking. But all else was very good. Very fun place to visit as well as have a meal. Would recommend.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on 9 September 2019

Hi Cristina! Thank you for your kind words. Please let me know next time you visit. I would love to make sure you're taken care of :) Cheers, Sharlene Grogan Senior Food & Beverage Manager

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vipTime2Dine
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waited a very long time to get our food...french fries were ice cold and when we requested hot ones, they said they were out of fries. It was a late dinner, around 10 p.m. in Nashville, but should be no excuses. Mediocre experience, at best.

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on 9 September 2019

Hi Time2Dine, I am sorry to see you had a less than stellar experience here at Tavern at Bobby. I would certainly like to speak with you more regarding your visit. Please give me a call at 615-782-7100 and ask for Sharlene Grogan, Senior Food & Beverage Manager. Cheers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was decent, and our waiter was the only competent service person working there. The hostess was terrible. She said when we arrived we were a few minutes early and they are slammed (there were maybe 4 tables occupied - that is slammed??). Thus, it took them 15 minutes to seat us. The place is just new and does not have it together. Hopefully, they will improve. The food was decent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. The waitress Lexi was so sweet and the food was amazing!

Tavern at Bobby
Responded on 9 September 2019

Wonderful! Happy birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Ultimately had 3 servers over the course of dinner because as they would walk past our table they realized nobody was tending to our table. We were treated as if we were children (snarky comments about needing to see IDs, talked down to, etc.). Overall terrible birthday dinner.

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starlaw
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server was excellent! 5 stars would have been noted if I had not received a bill for $150. We ordered three Kale salads (with protein) and had a few glasses of wine.
The salads were yummy, but a little sparse on the goat cheese and nuts. If I am paying this much you will need to step it up a bit. This is still Nashville and we are locals.
The noise level from our neighboring booth was so loud. Two women talking about their court cases was interesting, but probably not what their clients want others to know about.
I will definitely come again, but will be smarter about where I sit and what I order.
Loved the décor!!

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vipMartinB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Poor service .

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter made the experience extra special!

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Marty
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We really like it here. Service was a bit low at the beginning especially. Food is always really good and reasonably priced for the most part.

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vipLeisaG
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks were great! However, service was slow and I had to find our server to get our check. We were headed to a concern after an early dinner, which we explained when we sat down. There was plenty of time, but it took too long for the server to take our order and too long to get our check. We finally paid with cash instead of card because we didn't want to take a chance on waiting any longer.

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vipSully
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to the neighborhood. Great local find. Food and service were outstanding. Good value with exceptional happy hours. Very inviting to locals. See you soon.

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vipRichard
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Great layout and decor - it didn't feel anything like a hotel restaurant. We got there early in the evening on a Saturday before it was crowded. Incentive cocktail list, although pricey at $13 - $15. The menu is not big, but very approachable and everything sounded tasty. We both got the salmon and thought it was fantastic. Our server was excellent and professional. He was helpful and personable but didn't linger. We're locals and would definitely want to come back.

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vipDonnaN
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to add to our TPAC rotation

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Tavern at Bobby is rated 4.4 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.